I recommend Mac OSX users to use command line MPlayer, VLC or mpv for osx MPlayer 1.3.0 "worksforme" is out. MPlayer 1.3.0 is compatible with the FFmpeg 3.0.x releases and (at the time of writing) with FFmpeg git.
The tarball already includes a copy of FFmpeg 3.0, so you don't need to fetch it separately.
Hardware accelerated decoding is now supported also on Os X via VDA.
VAAPI is still unsupported, but you can use it via VDPAU wrapper at least for H.264. The list includes HEVC, VP9 and Prores; Opus, improved AAC and DTS decoders; Web P and JPEG2000; and many, many others.
Please get the xz variant if you can to save bandwidth.
MPlayer 1.2 can be downloaded by HTTP (xz, 13 MB), FTP (xz, 13 MB), HTTP (gzip, 19 MB) or FTP (gzip, 19 MB) xz MD5SUM: 58409fccb8ef33013fb780405405491f xz SHA1SUM: 64fad840dfae466ab5ef3be2b6c74058892cd981 gz MD5SUM: 55323dffe79c31a8d5e90fac5a5d0428 gz SHA1SUM: bcc882a838619c85f57f9888551a72a746303cd6 Have an incomplete MP4 file that you cannot play? we can use this to make a more automated tool, one that automatically tests various standard resolutions to see if decoding passes or fails. Code contributions to the ffmpeg project include patches from Intel, MIPS Inc, AMD, Nvidia and very recently, MICROSOFT. Competing cpu, gpu and proprietary operating system companies working together on one open source project! Well, its still not possible in MPlayer to play two subtitles at once.
The tarball includes a copy of FFmpeg 2.8.5 (the latest at this date), so you don't need to fetch it separately.
In addition to these, there were a lot of updates to accommodate the API changes made in FFmpeg.
Some were simple renames, but others were quite invasive.
If you're using MPlayer 1.2 you are encouraged to upgrade.
MPlayer 1.2.1 fixes many crashes with fuzzed files, squashes many bugs and includes some compatibility enhancements.
This release brings you some new codecs and formats, a lot of fixes, and many cleanups.